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Woman dies of injuries sustained in Iberia Parish crash

Fatal crash
Posted at 8:11 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 09:11:49-04

A New Iberia woman has died following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night on La Hwy 677 in Iberia Parish.

The crash, which occurred around 2:00 pm near Little Guy Lane, claimed the life of 55-year-old Wendy Hebert Pete.

Trooper say that an initial investigation revealed that Pete was driving north on LA Hwy 677 when she attempted to pass an 18-wheeler.

Pete reportedly quickly steered her vehicle back into the northbound lane as another vehicle was approaching in the southbound lane.

As a result, Pete's vehicle struck the 18-wheeler.

State Police say that Pete was unrestrained at the time of the crash and was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries. She later died of those injuries.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was properly restrained and was not injured.

Toxicology results are pending.

The crash remains under investigation.

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